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  • NOAA measures Washington Monument

    NOAA measures Washington Monument
    And you thought all NOAA does is track hurricanes. Turns out, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration - parent agency of the National Hurricane Center and the National Weather Service - is pretty handy with a measuring stick. Actually,...
  • NOAA: El Nino is 'too little, too late' for California drought

    NOAA: El Nino is 'too little, too late' for California drought
    El Niño is here, but don't expect the Pacific Ocean circulation phenomenon to do much for the drought afflicting California and the western U.S., forecasters said Thursday. "Unfortunately, this El Niño is likely too little, too late and too weak to...
  • El Niño confirmed, may reduce hurricane threat

    El Niño confirmed, may reduce hurricane threat
    The climate phenomenon called El Niño has arrived for the first time in five years, and with it could come a decrease in the upcoming season's risk of hurricanes. El Niño is a rise in the temperature of the central Pacific Ocean, a phenomenon with global...
  • Inside GOP science policy, Part 3: climate change

    Inside GOP science policy, Part 3: climate change
    In Part 3 of our interview with Rep. John Culberson (R-Texas), we turn to climate change, which is surely the most politically contentious topic under his jurisdiction as chairman of the House Appropriations Committee's subcommittee on commerce, justice...
  • SpaceX launch reset for better weather on Tuesday

    SpaceX launch reset for better weather on Tuesday
    Looking for more promising weather, SpaceX skipped Monday to prepare its second launch attempt of the Falcon 9 rocket for Tuesday evening at 6:05 p.m. The rocket is to carry the DSCOVR satellite into space for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric...
  • Norfolk Canyon yields deep-sea coral surprises

    Norfolk Canyon yields deep-sea coral surprises
    About 80 miles off the Virginia coast, the Continental Shelf drops off from a depth of 600 feet to sink thousands of feet more toward the black bottom of the deep ocean. The shelf stretches north to Canada, and carved all along its slope are great...
  • Decision looms over captive orca, but fate of Lolita unclear

    Decision looms over captive orca, but fate of Lolita unclear
    For years, animal activists have campaigned to free a killer whale that was captured from Puget Sound waters in 1970 and has been performing at Miami Seaquarium in Florida for over four decades. They say the orca known as Lolita belongs to a small...
  • Southern California could face above-normal rainfall in next 3 months

    Southern California could face above-normal rainfall in next 3 months
    After one of the driest Januarys ever in California, there may be a glimmer of hope for the parched state: There's a slight chance of above-normal rainfall for Southern California over the next three months and an even chance for the rest, according to...
  • Satellite images show a greener California but a shrinking snowpack

    Satellite images show a greener California but a shrinking snowpack
    Recent satellite images revealed a much greener California following a series of  December storms that brought much-needed rain to the parched state. California was visibly greener in images taken Jan. 31 from the Suomi National Polar-orbiting...
  • Sea lions wash ashore: 3rd straight year of record strandings

    Sea lions wash ashore: 3rd straight year of record strandings
    This year is shaping up to be a brutal one for the California sea lion -- the third straight year for record numbers of sea lion strandings in the state. Sick, abandoned pups have shown up in alarming numbers on beaches in January. "Their growth is...
  • Temperatures continue to rise

    Temperatures continue to rise
    NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration recently released separate reports showing that 2014 was the hottest year in the 135 years of record keeping. This finding was confirmed by the Japanese weather agency. It was a bad day for...